Monthly Archives: July 2014

God Loveth a Cheerful Knitter

Okay, so that’s not quite how it goes…

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I was asked by a friend if I could contribute something crafty for her adoption fundraiser.  She was looking for Christmas bazaar items and I figured some cute ornaments would easily sell.

My other projects will still be there once I knit up half a dozen or so of these little guys.  And the thought that there will be one less orphan in the world (even if my contribution is very small in the grand scheme of things), is more than enough to make me a cheerful knitter…I mean, giver.  :)  I’ve been happily knitting away ever since and now have 3 1/2 birds done.  I’m thinking they need crocheted scarves, though…

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Kyoto Cardigan- Finished

This post was a long time coming!  I’ve finally finished, blocked, photographed, and mailed this little number off to Japan.  Did you know it costs $15 to mail a 9oz package from New Jersey to Tokyo?  Yikes!  Good thing I didn’t make anything heavier!  :)

First things first.  It’s Raveled here (cardigan) and here (lovey).

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The weather was terribly windy, so this is the only outdoor shot I could get.  Plus, my dog decided to escape our backyard fence (again) while I was trying to shoot, so that was the end of that.

 

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The vintage button I've been saving for years.  I'm so happy to finally use it!

The vintage button I’ve been saving for years. I’m so happy to finally use it!  

 

My very first sewn button loop.  Loved the result and will be using this technique again.

My very first sewn button loop. Loved the result and will be using this technique again.  

 

Inside tie.  I opted for ribbon rather than an icord.

Inside tie. I opted for ribbon rather than an icord.  

 

The quilted lattice stitch.  Very easy to do.

The quilted lattice stitch. Very easy to do.  

 

My monogrammed tag for Baby Quinn.

My monogrammed tag for Baby Quinn.  

 

The gift set.

The gift set.  

 

The adorable elephant lovey.

The adorable elephant lovey.  

 

 

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The hand stitched binding.  A decent mitered corner.  It'll do.

The hand stitched binding. A decent mitered corner. It’ll do.

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In Love

…with a knitting designer.  Well, her style, aesthetic, and designs, that is  :)

I’ve been drooling over Oscar for quite awhile and was just given that pattern as a very generous Random Act of Kindness on Ravelry (I love my fellow Ravelers!  I’m “paying it forward” by sending off some sock yarn scraps to a lovely woman in Pennsylvania.)

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I made the mistake of looking at the other designs from Lili Comme Tout and added close to half of them to my Ravelry faves.  You know they’ll be going in my queue and onto my Wishlist, as well.

A really awesome feature of her patterns is the size range.  They start out in baby or toddler size and usually go all the way up to a children’s size 10 or 12.  All in one pattern!  Lots of bang for your buck and it ensures that your quick growing child has a good shot at wearing something made from the design, even if you don’t get a chance to knit it right away. 

If you’ll excuse me, I’m going back on Ravelry to drool over them some more…you should definitely check it out!

If only I could spend my entire day knitting…  :)

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